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The United States of Grub

“10000 Islands Forever!”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: 10000 Islands



Population40.147 billion

CapitalGrub City


The United States of Grub is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 40.147 billion Grubians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Spirituality, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grub City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Grubian economy, worth a remarkable 6,570 trillion stubbs a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an impressive 163,650 stubbs, with the richest citizens earning 9.0 times as much as the poorest.

Healthcare funding has been cut, psychological disorders are a taboo subject, drunk drivers are sentenced to death, and Grub has designated Grub City as its capital city. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Grub's national animal is the dolphin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Grub is ranked 162,517th in the world and 940th in 10000 Islands for Most Developed, scoring 52.67 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 61stLargest Populations: 67thMost Stationary: 300thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 647thHighest Economic Output: 1,251stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,614thFattest Citizens: 1,659thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,150thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,237thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,718thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,957thLargest Mining Sector: 3,882ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,693rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,748thMost Devout: 5,182ndMost Influential: 6,370thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,322ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,309thMost Avoided: 8,466thMost Primitive: 8,969thSafest: 9,492ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,298thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 11,662ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,737thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,202ndLargest Insurance Industry: 18,224thMost Rebellious Youth: 21,539thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,316th
Largest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 24th in the regionFattest Citizens: 28th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 33rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 35th in the regionMost Primitive: 38th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 46th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 54th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 54th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 59th in the regionMost Avoided: 65th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 84th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 89th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 93rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 93rd in the region

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